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Posted by JetMang | Jul 14, 2016 @ 09:11 AM | 1,074 Views
Well, it was an awesome flight until the landing...which wasn't even all that hard. But, the load was still enough to snap the wing in half! You can't have an event without a little carnage I suppose...

ESM T 28 Flight and Crash Landing -- Warbirds & Classics 2016 (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jul 13, 2016 @ 09:10 AM | 848 Views
The nice thing about wood ARFs is that they can be a great canvas for a refinish. With a glass job, fresh paint and some detail it really ups the realism. This was a Top Flite FW-190 that had that treatment done to it and it was sweet! It also sported a rare (and scale) Romanian paint job which added to its uniqueness.


Large Scale FW-190 (Top Flite) in Romanian Markings -- Warbirds & Classics 2016 (3 min 9 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 30, 2016 @ 12:02 PM | 1,295 Views
It's tough to beat a mustang and this one from Warbirds and Classics 2016 was big! It had fully functional scale exhausts too which was a nice touch.

Giant 1/4 Scale RC P-51 Mustang -- Warbirds & Classics 2016 (4 min 10 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 28, 2016 @ 11:32 AM | 1,488 Views
This Tigercat is awesome! Taken at the Warbirds & Classics 2016 event at Black Starr Canyon field.

Giant Scale RC F7F Tigercat -- Warbirds & Classics 2016 (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 20, 2016 @ 10:17 AM | 799 Views
This Dynam Bf-110 was at the Gilman Springs Scale Masters Qualifier. It had been re-painted into the correct colors and looked and flew really nicely.


Messerschmitt Bf-110 (Dynam electric) Flight at Gilman Springs USSM Qualifier RC Airshow (2 min 37 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:29 AM | 1,009 Views
To kick-off the weekend, here's a quick compilation video from the Scale Squadron's​ Warbirds and Classics​ event at Black Starr Canyon field. I'll be rolling out feature videos of the individual aircraft on my YouTube channel (YouTube.com/thercgeek) over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy!

Warbirds & Classics 2016 RC Airshow Compilation - The RC Geek (5 min 19 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 15, 2016 @ 10:05 AM | 1,401 Views
Here's a little discussion with tips for making your own markings.

read the article ►http://thercgeek.com/2016/06/bench-t...king-markings/


From the Bench -- Tips for Making Your Own Markings (decals and painting) (11 min 56 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 09, 2016 @ 10:26 AM | 1,368 Views
Video of Bri6672's Hangar 9 Corsair with a Saito FG-84 3 cylinder radial. This thing sounds angry with that engine in there! Hangar 9 has really done a nice job on this ARF, it looks really nice as a whole and the shape is well done.

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Bri6672's Hangar 9 F4U-1 Corsair with FG-84 3cylinder Radial Engine (3 min 18 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 08, 2016 @ 09:08 AM | 1,504 Views
I got my start in RC modeling as a kid building plastic models in the back of my dad's hobby shop. Many of the finishing techniques I use on my scale projects I developed from building plastics. A while back I found these Polar Lights BTTF DeLorean kits and so picked a couple up to build with my kids. It was a good time!

Read the Article ►http://thercgeek.com/2016/06/family-...ture-delorean/

From the Bench -- Back to The Future DeLorean Family Build (Polar Lights kit) (5 min 49 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:02 AM | 1,137 Views
This showed up at our field over the weekend and I even got to fly it! Man, such a sweet bird! Jet Legend Mig-29 with Kingtech K-170


Max's Jet Legend RC Mig-29 Flight at MRCF (large scale turbine Jet) (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by JetMang | May 19, 2016 @ 10:50 AM | 2,779 Views
Scale triplane doing 3D aerobatics? Yup! The airplane seems quite at home doing it too!...that is until the engine quits...


Fokker DR1 Triplane 3D Aerobatics (& Flameout) at Gilman Springs USSM Qualifier RC Airshow (2 min 23 sec)

Posted by JetMang | May 17, 2016 @ 10:28 AM | 1,154 Views
On this 30th Anniversary of the movie Top Gun, remember to fly responsibly in the "Danger Zone Free Zone!"

The RC Geek PSA -- Top Gun 30th Anniversary and the "Danger Zone Free Zone" (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by JetMang | May 11, 2016 @ 03:50 PM | 1,046 Views
2nd in my Gilman Springs RC Flyers US Scale Master's Qualifier coverage. This Sopwith Pup was gorgeous!

I'll have full coverage on my blog in the coming weeks: http://thercgeek.com


RC Sopwith Pup Biplane Flight at Gilman Springs USSM Qualifier RC Airshow (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by JetMang | May 04, 2016 @ 09:17 AM | 1,501 Views
This is first in my coverage from the Gilman Springs RC Flyers US Scale Master's Qualifier. This is a Ziroli Hellcat built and flown by Randy Warkentin. The airplane was beautifully built and flown perfectly. You gotta love the Grumman Cats!

I'll have full coverage on my blog in the coming weeks: http://thercgeek.com


RC Grumman F6F Hellcat (Competition Scale Ziroli) Flight at Gilman Springs USSM Qualifier RC Airshow (4 min 24 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:52 AM | 1,849 Views
Who remembers these days?? This is an old school ducted fan video of a Frankel designed F4D Skyray. I grew up watching and flying glow ducted fans with my dad in the days before ARFs. If you wanted it, you had to build it!


F4D Skyray Glow Ducted Fan (Frankel Design) -- circa late 80's/early 90's (3 min 29 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Apr 21, 2016 @ 04:07 PM | 1,940 Views
Here's my Assembly & Flight Review of the Freewing Mirage 2000. The stock performance on this bird is pretty rockin and it looks good too. We'll be transforming the airplane completely into an IAI Kfir in future articles/videos.

Read the Article ►http://thercgeek.com/2016/04/kit-bas...flight-review/


Assembly & Flight Review - Freewing Mirage 2000 (80mm EDF) (11 min 29 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Apr 15, 2016 @ 11:40 AM | 2,036 Views
A little vid of me flying my Freewing Mirage 2000. I'll have a full assembly and flight review posted next week! Also, this bird will be going through a transformation into a kfir in the near future which I'll be documenting on my blog and YouTube Channel.


The RC Geek's Freewing Mirage 2000 Flight at MRCF (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Apr 13, 2016 @ 03:02 PM | 1,854 Views
I was pretty excited to see an AD Super Scorpion show up at our field a while back. I'm not a huge sport jet guy (love scale), but if I could own any sport jet, this would be it! I love the look of it.

http://thercgeek.com

Super Scorpion (Aviation Design) Large Scale RC Jet Flight at MRCF (3 min 13 sec)

Posted by JetMang | Apr 06, 2016 @ 12:47 PM | 2,197 Views
This beastly F-18F Super Hornet was sporting a Kingtech 210 turbine in it and had pretty insane power! Unfortunately, the fuel system seemed to be drawing mostly from the forward tanks leaving most of the remaining fuel in the aft tank. As a result, the airplane was tail heavy on the approach which caused abrupt pitch up when elevator was applied. This is very much an F-18 feature when tail heavy.

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Skymaster RC 1/8 Scale F-18F Super Hornet Flight (& Hard Landing) at MRCF (3 min 11 sec)